The Great Water (2005)

The Great Water



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A man near the end of his life relives a crucial period from his youth in this powerful drama. Lem Nikodinoski (Meto Jovanovski) is a prominent Macedonian politician who has suffered a severe heart attack. As Lem drifts between life and death, his mind wanders to his childhood, and he observes his younger self (played by Saso Kekenovski) during his days in a camp for children whose parents were unwilling to embrace Russia's Stalinist regime following World War II. Ariton (Mitko Apostolovski), … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Vladimir Blazeveski, Vladimir Blazevski, Ivo Trajkov
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On DVD: Nov 22, 2005
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Critic Reviews for The Great Water

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

Pic's balance of emotional truth in the hands of a talented cast and charged by Medencevic's lensing and Kiril Dzajkovski's powerfully moody score, reps a bold step forward for Balkan cinema.

Full Review… | September 9, 2005
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It is an impressionistic, sometimes fascinating, sometimes frustrating, window into a culture and country that was long walled off from the West.

September 9, 2005
Detroit Free Press
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All of it, Chingo and Trajkov suggest, goes into shaping a Macedonian national identity uneasily poised between religious longing and ideological resolve.

Full Review… | July 13, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
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You leave this film intrigued by its aspiration and not likely to forget the world it's introduced you to.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
Los Angeles Times
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Portentous melodrama.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
L.A. Weekly
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The Great Water is ultimately about the indomitability of faith, and the Christian symbolism is laid on thick.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
New York Daily News
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